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Re: FTP with Tor
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On 23.07.2005 00:09, Ben Clifford wrote:
> 1) "the fact that an application speaks socks 4a doesn't mean the dns
> leakage problem is not present."
> Oh. Can you perhaps explain the significance of socks4a for me? Why is it so
> important to Tor if it is not related to this DNS issue? Isn't the
> importance of Privoxy something to do with it enabling Tor to be used as a
> Socks4a proxy as opposed to a Socks4 or Socks5 proxy?
Sorry, I can't (I'm really not that network guru at all, just starting
> 2) So, I think what you are saying is that if I input an IP address to the
> FTP client, instead of a domain name, then there will be no DNS issue cause
> it will of course not have to look up the corresponding IP address to the
> domain name - it already has the IP address! A good idea for sure. Now, how
> to get the IP address for a given ftp domain name? Could use Tor-resolve:
> "a program that you run to resolve one single domain name to one sinlge IP
> using the tor network."
> How do I run Tor-resolve? Still don't really know how to use the Tor-resolve
usage (in DOS promt, if you are on windows):
tor_resolve [-v] hostname [sockshost:socksproxy]
arguments in  are optional, -v means verbose output, without defining
sockshost:socksport tor_resovle defaults to localhost:9050.
> 3) With FTP - is it best to use Tor as a 1) Socks4a proxy 2) Socks4 proxy or
> 3) Socks 5 proxy?
I think it should be socks 4a (but again, I don't really know the
significance - guess there are people knowing much better on the list).
Hope that helps
tor node id fingerprint:
5f69 47da 52a0 99b7 06c8 8319 6de8 4803 7817 d32a
admin key fingerprint:
a812 3e53 75a0 21a4 c73b 7438 35b4 f926 582o 4cec
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